Texas shows 450 new COVID deaths as state toll nears 33,000

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas state health officials reported 450 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as fatalities rapidly mount after a recent surge in...

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session

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By Alex Samuels, Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will commence Tuesday under pervasive uncertainty. Lawmakers have been...

Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are...

Appeals court revisits Texas ban on abortion procedure

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By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas should be allowed to halt a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's lawyers told a...

Austin opens COVID-19 field hospital in convention center

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Austin area opened a field hospital in a convention center Tuesday as cases of the disease caused by the...

Three Texas regions battered by coronavirus are out of intensive care beds

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By Megan Menchaca and Mandi Cai, Texas Tribune Health officials in Laredo — one of three Texas regions whose intensive care unit beds are full...

Top two staffers at Texas Democratic Party to step down

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The top two staffers at the Texas Democratic Party — executive director Manny Garcia and deputy executive director Cliff Walker — will leave their...

Heavy police presence at Texas Capitol as lawmakers return

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By JIM VERTUNO and ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 100 Texas troopers, including dozens wearing tactical vests and carrying riot...

Trump administration extends health care safety net for uninsured Texans

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By Jolie McCullough In the final days of President Donald Trump’s tenure, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agreed Friday to extend for...

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

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By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens....